Monday, July 12, 2010

Suzy Tuxen's Top 6 Design Icons

An iconic era of mid-century Modernist furniture Photograph, Playboy Magazine 1961 featuring (l to r) George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom
Some of the best mid-century modernist furniture designers captured in this incredible 'Mad Men' style photograph for Playboy in 1961.

Flash Pattern wallpaper by Eley Kishimoto
This exclusive wallpaper was produced for interior collaborations and for the Eley Kishimoto flagship store [which closed in 2005].

Tottenham Court Road tube station tiles by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
The 1980s design includes panels of tessellated mural mosaic by Eduardo Paolozzi, and is a distinct and noticeable feature of the station. The mosaic's frenetic design is intended to reflect the station's position adjacent to Tottenham Court Road's large concentration of hi-fi and electronics shops.

Upside-down store, Milan by Viktor & Rolf, 2005
The Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf opened this vertigo-inducing shop in 2005.

 Herb Lubalin logos
Marriage (top) 1965, Mother & Child (middle) 1966, Families (bottom) 1980.
Letraset product catalogue, 1990
A wonderful typographic reference book.

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